AALS provides a stimulating work environment in which staff and interns interact with law school professors and deans and a variety of professionals to accomplish the association’s mission: to advance the scholarship and excellence in teaching that make legal education a model for the rest of the world and to serve as legal education’s principal representative to the federal government on the formulation of policies that affect graduate and professional education. Staff are encouraged to present innovative approaches to projects and general issues facing legal education today. 

Also, AALS has established internship/externship programs with a number of colleges and universities.

Click the links below for staff and intern/extern position descriptions. If you have questions and to apply, please write to jobs@aals.org.
 

Meetings Coordinator

The Association of American Law Schools, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association, provides law faculty with extensive professional development opportunities. Our signature events include the AALS Annual Meeting which draws thousands of professors, deans and administrators each year, as well as the annual meeting Faculty Recruitment Conference, a workshop for new law teachers and a conference on clinical legal education.

The Meetings Coordinator will support the Director of Meetings and Associate Director of Meetings and Exhibits in all aspects of the planning, construction, and execution of the Annual Meeting, New Law Teachers (NLT) conference, the Conference on Clinical Legal Education (CLE) as well as the Faculty Recruitment Conference (FRC).

The Meetings Coordinator will serve as the primary meetings department customer service agent. Responsibilities includes checking the general meetings e-mail inboxes, scheduling and assigning meeting rooms, assisting in the creation of the annual meeting resume, assisting in the development of meeting specifications, banquet event orders, and all other logistical considerations. The position also requires the preparation and input of materials and schedules into the organization’s AMS system.

The Meetings Coordinator will provide setup and cleanup of onsite events, assist with developing the department’s annual budget, and will offer basic departmental administrative support such as customer service, data entry and filing,

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years’ experience in meeting planning
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

 
This position requires someone with the ability to work independently and handle multiple projects at any given time. Some travel, early morning, and late evening work required.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@aals.org. AALS is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Web and Online Services Specialist

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), is seeking a Manager of Online Services that is responsible for updating the Association Management System, the online Section communication platform, the Association’s website, and supporting other association web-based member services. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Maintains and updates the Association’s website, AMS, and other web applications using both server-based HTML and browser-based Association Management Systems, as necessary.
  • Performs, reviews, and suggests improvements to web systems, design, programming, testing, debugging, and documentation for all assigned web projects and responsibilities.
  • Manages online Section communication platform, including maintaining appearance, functionality, and technical support for users.
  • Manages Section and Committee membership through Association Management Software and online communication platform.
  • Develops and maintains existing metrics to measure engagement with online communication platform.
  • Creates microsites and webpages for events and services using WordPress.
  • Supports working group aimed at creatively and efficiently increasing Section engagement.
  • Supports Database and Registration Manager with pre-registration, on-site registration, and technical support at professional development events, as necessary.

 
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in social science, computer science or relevant field or equivalent experience and 2 years of experience with database and web management including 2+ years’ experience in registration and database management. A team oriented individual with outstanding customer service and communication skills. Technical skills include the following:

  • Intermediate knowledge of HTML and CSS. Knowledge of SQL and PHP a plus.
  • Hands-on experience with WordPress, or similar CMS a plus.
  • Hands-on experience managing netFORUM Enterprise preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with Socious, or similar online communication platform preferred.
  • Able to develop organization structures for data entry and solutions to complex problems.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite software, including InDesign, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver.
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Office Suite. Must be extremely knowledgeable of Microsoft Word and Excel.

 
The Association of American Law Schools, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association, provides law faculty with extensive professional development opportunities, including the AALS Annual Meeting which draws thousands of professors, deans and administrators each year, including the annual meeting Faculty Recruitment Conference, a workshop for new law teachers and a conference on clinical legal education.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@aals.org. AALS is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Section Services Manager

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), is seeking a Sections Services Manager to provide leadership and oversee the AALS Sections which are interest groups comprised of faculty members and professional staff of AALS member schools. Sections present programs at the AALS Annual Meeting, provide newsletters for their members, and conduct other activities of interest to their members, such as mentoring programs, exam exchanges, directories, and listservs.

The Sections Services Manager provides operational management for initiatives to support AALS sections’ leadership and member engagement. Serves as staff liaison to the Committee on Sections and collaborates with other departments to ensure exemplary customer service and support to sections.

  • Serves as first point of contact for section leadership and assists section leadership in their delivery of member value.
  • Serves as liaison to the AALS Committee on Sections, serves as lead to section-related working group, and collaborates with other departments on section-related projects.
  • Works to ensure the sharing of best practices across all AALS sections to increase member engagement and enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Identifies resources or assistance needed by section leaders and their members.
  • Communicates direction and requirements of AALS to the sections, promotes AALS initiatives to sections, and assists with implementation of the application process and development of new sections, election of new leadership, section awards, and other key business functions.
  • Ensures effective, timely, and diplomatic handling of sections questions, complaints, and issues.
  • Writes content and coordinates the creation of newsletters and email promotions to section leaders and its members; maintains and updates section guides, forms, tools, and collateral materials.
  • Creates mechanisms to measure section stability and engagement.
  • Partners with IT Online Services to formulate, implement and facilitate proper member data collection policies and procedures; manages evaluation, analysis and reporting of mechanisms including monthly and annual reports on sections activities to AALS and Section leadership.

 
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of related experience with volunteer management and engagement at a nonprofit association. A graduate or professional degree is preferred. In addition, have outstanding customer service skills; excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and ability to mediate difficult situations. Someone who is detail oriented and has strong organizational and project management skills, and able to handle multiple projects at any given time; must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to work independently.

The Association of American Law Schools, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association, provides law faculty with extensive professional development opportunities, including the AALS Annual Meeting which draws thousands of professors, deans and administrators each year, including the annual meeting Faculty Recruitment Conference, a workshop for new law teachers and a conference on clinical legal education.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@aals.org. AALS is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Student Assistants

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), a 501(c)(3) higher education association, represents 179 American law schools and is located in downtown Washington, D.C. AALS seeks 1-2 undergraduate or graduate students to work approximately 20 – 25 hours per week providing general administrative and office help at our Dupont Circle headquarters office. The ideal candidate will be detailed oriented, self-motivated, reliable, a great writer and willing to roll up his/her sleeves to help with any project or task assigned. Position requires significant use of Microsoft Office and will involve heavy data entry. Candidates must be able to work 2-3 full days per week during normal business hours, Monday – Friday.

Compensation is $14/hour. E-mail resume to jobs@aals.org. Please include schedule of availability for consideration.